Worcestershire Regiment

The Worcestershire Regiment was a line infantry regiment in the British Army, formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot and the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot. The regiment fought in many conflicts, including both the First and Second World Wars, until 1970, when it was amalgamated with the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) to form the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/44th Foot). In September 2007, the regiment amalgamated with the Cheshire Regiment and the Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s) to form the Mercian Regiment.

Synonyms:
Worcester Light Infantry
Worcestershire_Regiment (Wikipedia)
Worcestershire Regiment
Worcestershire Regiment Cap Badge.jpg
Badge of the Worcestershire Regiment
Active 1881–1970
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type Infantry
Role Line infantry
Size

1–4 Regular Battalions
2 Militia and Special Reserve Battalions
1–4 Territorial and Volunteer Battalions

Up to 14 Hostilities-only Battalions
Garrison/HQ Norton Barracks, Worcestershire
Motto(s) Firm
March Quick: Royal Windsor, The Poacher
Slow: Duchess of Kent
Anniversaries Glorious First of June, 1 June
Battle of Gheluvelt, 31 Oct

The Worcestershire Regiment was a line infantry regiment in the British Army, formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot and the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot. The regiment fought in many conflicts, including both the First and Second World Wars, until 1970, when it was amalgamated with the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) to form the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/44th Foot). In September 2007, the regiment amalgamated with the Cheshire Regiment and the Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's) to form the Mercian Regiment.

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